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Old 03-11-2012, 04:47 AM   #1
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Are these new "error free" led bulbs legit?

Back in the day I used resistors for my led bulbs to get rid of the error signal but now i'm seeing all these new led bulbs that are "error free" (i'm talking about front turn signal specifically) but i'm just wondering, are they truly error free?! has anyone tried em out?
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Old 03-26-2012, 04:05 AM   #2
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yes they work, but i find that some of them burn out faster than the older ones because of the heat.
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Old 08-28-2012, 05:30 AM   #3
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Will this work?

Having fitted Angel Eyes I think my parking bulbs look horribly yellow and I intend fitting White or Blue LEDs.

I am aware that our cars are sensing the current drawn by our 5w parking bulbs and they think that the low current of the LED equals a blown globe and throw an error code.

Rather than fitting a 5W resister to each parking LED I thought I might wire in a second T10 socket and plug the original 5W bulb into it, leaving it swinging in the engine compartment.

Would this fool the CANBUS ?
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Old 08-28-2012, 06:20 AM   #4
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The turn signal bulbs are not TOTALLY error free, I have the canbus LED turn signal bulbs up front, they need an electrical current going to them to shut off the error on your dash. So if your following me here that means if you have your headlights off you will have an error on your dash, when you turn your headlights on the error will go off (it received the electrical current to the canbus).

It will also work this way. if you have auto on/off headlights and it is daylight out again the error will be on your dash, you can use your turn signal left and right to send an electrical current to the bulbs and the error will go off. If it is night out the error will come on momentarily then go out because again the bulbs received an electrical current. As for the light bulb in the engine bay working yes that will work however a 5 watt bulb gets hot to. I bought the 7507 sockets ( M-3) to try this but have been procrastinating and have not installed the set-up yet.

http://autolumination.com/1156_1157.htm

scroll down the page to the 44 LED canbus bulbs.

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Haven't got my LED globes and T10 sockets yet, to replace the 'yellow' parking globes, but my 'White' H7 globes arrived yesterday. Whoowho ... they match the LED Angel Eyes for colour exactly!

The H7 globes I bought were these ones.

At just $US2.09 each with free postage can't be beaten. Only hope they last a reasonable while!
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I have "error free", canbus, everywhere possible in my car. From the interior to the exterior. Every possible lights except headlights. Even my fogs are blue "Cree led's" with wide angle (for shows). But I have had no problems; and the are extremely bright because I do my homework on led's. The only ones that dont need resistors are reverse lights. For these, I found "Cree led's" wok best. I have 7w, 500lumen led's. I also have 15% tint and I can STILL see but yes, they are legit.

I have also found that company's that do t list lumens or specs on their bulbs are the ones that burn out the fastest. I've bought well over 100 different led's..
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Finally got around to fitting my LED parking T10 globes.

I got around the error (which in my case caused the indicator lights to turn with a steady (not flashing) light, by adding another T10 socket in parallel and reinserting the original T10 globe, letting it hang in the engine bay.

Now the parking globes match my Angel Eyes in colour. Just make sure the hanging globe isn't touching anything plastic that the 5W of heat might melt.

Total cost about $5 for LEDs and sockets. Another win
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Finally got around to fitting my LED parking T10 globes.

I got around the error (which in my case caused the indicator lights to turn with a steady (not flashing) light, by adding another T10 socket in parallel and reinserting the original T10 globe, letting it hang in the engine bay.

Now the parking globes match my Angel Eyes in colour. Just make sure the hanging globe isn't touching anything plastic that the 5W of heat might melt.

Total cost about $5 for LEDs and sockets. Another win
curious which ones you bought and maybe a photo of how they look.

also, which are the cons you'd list by using them? other than the external T10 hangin in the engine bay?
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curious which ones you bought and maybe a photo of how they look.

also, which are the cons you'd list by using them? other than the external T10 hangin in the engine bay?
Just search eBay for T10 light socket, there are many options there for $1.20 each with free shipping.

No problems or cons that I foresee ... except no error when/if the LED blows.

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